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Subtract 16/9 from 49/60

1st number: 49/60, 2nd number: 1 7/9

49/60 - 16/9 is -173/180.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 9 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    49/60 = 49 × 3/60 × 3 = 147/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    16/9 = 16 × 20/9 × 20 = 320/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    147/180 - 320/180 = 147 - 320/180 = -173/180

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